Teachers and Facilitators
- Carol MorganCommunity Facilitator
Carol has been a student of the dharma at Insight Santa Cruz since 2009, following training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She has attended many retreats and dharma programs since then, most recently completing training as a Community Dharma Facilitator in 2019. She served on the board from 2012-2015 and has been the volunteer coordinator since 2013. “For me, it is always about bringing mindful awareness with me up off the cushion and out into all the moments of my daily life.” Since 2018 she has enjoyed sharing the responsibility of facilitating the New To Practice group and several half daylongs.
- Meg CormanCommunity Facilitator
Meg Corman (she/her) has been a student of meditation since 2005 and has studied in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. In 2019 she completed the Insight Santa Cruz Community Dhamma Facilitator training program with Bob Stahl and since then has taught a variety of half-day programs and co-led a 16-week Walking the Dhamma Path Core Teachings class. Meg served on the ISC Board from 2018-2021. She is also a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has taught MBSR and mindfulness classes since 2012 locally and in the South Bay.
- Jul 19 2022
- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Special Events
Introduction to the Teachings of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path – Unit 1
This offering is a “Walking the Dhamma Path” class series, taught in three units over the course of five months that will explore foundational teachings of the Buddha. The class will deepen individuals understanding of Buddhist practice and apply these teachings to their life.
UNIT 1 – The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
This unit has four classes. We will provide an overview of the 12-session course and begin with the Buddha’s first teaching after his enlightenment: “The Four Noble Truths”.
July 12 (Online Only) – The Four Noble Truths (Focus on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Truths, intro 4th) – Meg Corman
July 19 – The Eightfold Path, Wisdom: Wise View and Wise Intention – Carol Morgan
July 26 – The Eightfold Path, Virtue: Wise Speech, Wise Action and Wise Livelihood – Kevin Newhouse
Aug. 2 – The Eightfold Path, Meditation: Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness and Wise Concentration – JD Doyle
Saturday Aug 6, 9 am – noon
Half-day retreat – more time to integrate the topic through meditation, small group discussion, and a dharmette relating our practice to current events.
Each class is 90 minutes and will include Silent meditation, a Dharma talk and Q & A/discussion. At the completion of each unit a half-day retreat will be held to help participants better integrate the teachings.
Registration will be strongly encouraged, and it will be okay to join any class on a drop-in basis. Please register for each unit by sending an email to Carol.
Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.
Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center
Online Attendance Instructions:
Online Meeting ID: 815 7601 4796
Dial-in Passcode: 317228
Join online by clicking the Join Online button or calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and #. If a passcode is requested, then enter the Dial-in Passcode and #. Find your local number by clicking here. The preferred way to join is by using a Zoom application with your personal Zoom account.
Onsite Attendance Instructions:
Onsite attendees are required to be fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines but you are no longer required to submit the vaccination record to ISC or bring proof to the center. Please bring an N95/KN95 mask. Attendees are required to wear masks that are well-fitting and cover the nose and mouth at all times. ISC will have some masks to give out but you can support the center by bringing your own. Admittance is first come first served.
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- Zoom user hosting the event: Zoom01@insightsantacruz.org